Providence College Admissions

Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Harkins Hall at Providence College
Harkins Hall at Providence College. Allen Grove

With an acceptance rate of 55 percent, Providence College's admissions are not too highly competitive. Successful applicants generally have above average grades and a strong application. To apply, interested students should first visit the school's website, to read about admissions requirements and other important information. Then, they will need to submit an application (Providence uses the Common Application), along with official high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. SAT and/or ACT scores are not required, but applicants can choose to submit them as well. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the admissions office for assistance.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Providence College Description

Providence College, located northwest of downtown Providence, is a private, Catholic college administered by the Dominican Order of Friars. The college typically ranks well for both its value and its academic quality when compared to other master's-level colleges in the Northeast. Providence College's curriculum is distinguished by a four-semester-long course on western civilization that covers history, religion, literature and philosophy. Providence College has an impressive graduation rate of over 85 percent. In athletics, the Providence College Friars compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 4,568 (4,034 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $46,970
  • Books: $940 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,790
  • Other Expenses: $1000
  • Total Cost: $62,700

Providence College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 78%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 70%
    • Loans: 53%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,941
    • Loans: $11,447

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 14%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 81%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 83%

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, English, Finance, History, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Special Education

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Track, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Softball, Tennis, Cross Country, Basketball, Volleyball

Data Sources

National Center for Educational Statistics, Providence College.

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